Three Five Star Predictions

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As someone who has set themselves a Goodreads challenge (that they’re currently very terrified of), I take my Goodreads ratings very seriously. I don’t take five star ratings lightly. Fellow Goodreads users will understand the seriousness of deciding a book is worthy of that almighty five star rating. Recently I watched a video by Sanne […]

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Pre Race Day Pasta

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As a fan of carbohydrates and Italian cuisine, I am unsurprisingly a big believer in the power of pasta the day before event day. As I am running the Edinburgh half marathon tomorrow, I’ll later be cooking up a pasta storm in our little Airbnb with the boyfriend so we are 13.1 miles ready in […]

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14/52: Whistle in the Dark

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I have officially finished reading the fourteenth book of the year; Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey. I picked it up as April’s bookshop buy (since deciding I should buy a book a month from a bookshop so as to support the places I love to hang out in so much) because I saw […]

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An Ode to the Disorganised


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I’m an organisation freak. Alongside my ability to cross one eye while moving the other (Britain’s Got Talent, eat your heart out), I consider my organisation my most valuable skill. Although I don’t think my family who have to tolerate my sometimes frequent alarms do- I’m working on it, mum; I promise. Once upon a […]

April 23, 2018

The Ritz Edit


Kathventures

Wednesday hosted the day I’d been dreaming of ever since I first relished in the taste of a warm fruit scone, paired with the richness of clotted cream (which must always be spread first) and, of course, the sweetness of bright red strawberry jam. Yes, my mum and I finally experienced afternoon tea at The Ritz. It […]

April 20, 2018

My Three Favourite Workout Classes


The Adventures of a Kathlete

As someone who works wacky hours, I struggle to find the time to attend workout classes. As someone who adores workout classes, this can be pretty frustrating. Classes tend to be an energetic, sociable and fun way to exercise. My gym membership is all-inclusive and my favourite way to get my money’s worth is through […]

April 17, 2018

Three Small Books


Kath's Bookshelf

As I fall behind on my 2018 reading challenge more and more as the seconds tick by (Goodreads is yelling me that I’m two books behind schedule- ouch), I am ignoring my current read to write about three other books I’ve already read. Three small books, to be precise. The kind of books I need […]

April 15, 2018

Why Straight People Need to See Love, Simon


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As a straight person, it was hard to ignore the niggling thought in my head telling me there was something toxic in the floods of tears that attacked my face throughout seeing the film Love, Simon. I wiped away yet another tear as the credits rolled and I turned to my boyfriend. “Did you like it?” He […]

April 14, 2018

The Man Sat on the Bus


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To The Man Sat on the Bus, Well. The Man Stood by the Bus Stop. Who was to become The Man Sat on the Bus. If you like real stories because those are the unbelievable ones, then you should know your timing was just that. Unbelievable. As I stared at the bus timetable, blurry eyed […]

April 13, 2018

A Cocktail from Aaron


Kath's Kitchen

Having visited The Guinness Storehouse, made our own gin at the City of London Distillery and eagerly (Aaron may as well have had his hand up in the air, in response to the guide’s probably rhetorical questions) attended a wine tasting event at Vagabond, Aaron and I like to consider ourselves as amateur alcohol connoisseurs. […]

April 6, 2018

12/52: From Rome With Love


Kath's Bookshelf

I started my bank holiday Monday with the last couple of chapters of From Rome With Love by Jules Wake; the twelfth book I’ve read this year. I decided to challenge myself to reading fifty-two books this year (which I’m also documenting over on my Goodreads account) and, after a few relatively heavy reads and […]

April 4, 2018

Chunky Veg Chicken Sausage Risotto


Kath's Kitchen

Being a lover of all things carbs, I think it was inevitable that I was going to, one day, become risotto’s biggest fan. In the last month, it’s just about become all I can think about. As well as wondering what I’m going to do once Easter is over and Oreo Egg ‘n’ Spoons are […]

April 2, 2018

Three Rainy Bank Holiday Weekend Reads


Kath's Bookshelf

Rainy bank holiday weekends are almost a given in the UK. They probably wouldn’t feel right without a relentless pitter patter against the window as we try to resist eating Easter eggs we’ve bought for other people… Just me? Yesterday, as I attempted a Spring clean (and failed), I came across three books that are […]

March 31, 2018